He's got some moves: JLS star Aston Merrygold 'dating backing dancer Sarah Richards'

By Joel Cooper


You might imagine that being in one of the most popular boy bands of the last five years would mean easy women for a heartthrob like Aston Merrygold.

But things haven’t gone smoothly in the love department for the Beat Again singer, after dating a string of incompatible beauties to finally find his Ms Right.

However it now appears that 24-year-old Aston has finally found his dream girl in backing dancer Sarah Richards.

Loved up: Aston and Sarah hang out on the JLS tour bus

Loved up: Aston and Sarah hang out on the JLS tour bus


Official: Sources say that Aston and Sarah are getting serious

The former X Factor contestant told The Mirror: ‘I’m dating, we’ve been seeing each other for a couple of months. It’s all going really well – we’re really happy.’

A source went on to reveal that the lady in question was none other than a JLS tour dancer, 28-year-old Sarah.

A source said: ‘Aston has always been the womaniser of the group. He has never been ready for a relationship but has fallen head over heels for Sarah.

Aston Merrygold

One Shot: Aston takes pictures with fans when leaving the Radio One studios with the other JLS lads

Sarah Richardson and a pal

Night out: Sarah Richardson (right) is pictured with a pal on a night out

Sarah Richardson and a pal

Club nights: Sarah hangs out with a male pal and drinks a cocktail

‘It was originally meant to be a bit of fun between friends but things just snowballed. He’s been inseparable from Sarah since the beginning of the summer.’

The pretty brunette is said to be a favourite amongst JLS fans who have spotted her on several of the boys’ tours.

Sarah has also previously danced on The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, The Brit Awards and Let’s Dance for Comic Relief – working with acts like Cheryl Cole, N-Dubz and Take That.

His love life may not be the only thing that Aston has to smile about, as the latest JLS music video has been released this week, Hottest Girl in the World.

Sarah Richardson and dancer pals

Girls night out: Sarah (far right) loves to party and will fit right in with the JLS boys

Things with the band have been going well for the boys – with their fourth studio album set to drop this November and a string of hits under their belts.

The boy band visited the Chris Moyles Breakfast show at the Radio One studios last week, where Aston was spotted donning some ridiculously low-slung denim jeans.

He and the boys smiled for pictures with fans and happily signed autographs for five minutes before leaving the studios.

JLS have returned to the media spotlight after a break whilst they recorded their upcoming album and Aston’s band mate Marvin Humes got married to Saturdays singer, Rochelle Wiseman.

It was also recently announced that Aston would be taking over judging duties on Sky One dance show Got To Dance for the upcoming series – replacing Adam Garcia who will no longer be appearing on the show.

Aston Merrygold

Need a belt? Aston takes the low-slung jeans look to a whole new level

JLS promote their new single

Hottest Girl in the World: The lads promote their new single and are looking better than ever


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I don't give a **** about any of these people but that is not the guy in the other picture.

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Two people who think they are something they are not...well suited.

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who cares?

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She was with Matt Cardle and another 'minor celebrity' previously. Looks like she's 'struck gold' with Aston.

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I see Aston is wearing the old IQ Reducer, the baseball cap. It's like a thermostat, you start with the peak at the front then as you turn it around to the back it gradually reduces the wearers intelligence. Jane, Guernsey, United Kingdom, 10/9/2012 20:22 is right. The whole fad of wearing jeans more than half-way down your backside is just plain silly. If you are short like Aston then you waddle along like a constipated duck...!!

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Look at ma pants yo round ma nees innit

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I am guessing someone has seen someone else's bank details.

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I know I am mean but their five minutes of fame are up now aren't they, guess they will have to hitch up their jeans and move on!!

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Can¿t stand this fad of guys wearing jeans so low slung it looks like their bum¿s fainted. He isn¿t the tallest guy and that ensemble just makes him look like a hobbit ¿ a badly dressed one at that.

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Where can i buy those caps with the peaks at the back that are so popular?

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